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Should I tell my employer?
Will I need to take much time off?

Crohn’s disease should not affect your work and most people with Crohn’s disease can expect to be as successful in the work environment as anyone else.

The ideal position for a person with Crohn’s disease is a job with a flexible work schedule, but that is not always possible.


Should I tell my employer?

The decision whether to tell your boss is a personal one. It might be your best option. You may need to visit the toilet frequently during work time and being frank about the reasons for this may create an openness and understanding in your workplace.


Will I need to take much time off?

workThe amount of time you need to take off work because of your illness will depend on how ill you are. The more time you are in remission, then the less time you will need away from your job.

If you have active disease and your symptoms deteriorate, then you may need to take time away from your work to recover. You will also need time off if you have to go to hospital for surgery. Most employers will appreciate you being open and honest about what time you will need to take off work.


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